From, the award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author, an exploration of English woodland during the course of a year. A BBC Radio 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK.
John Lewis-Stempel is the author of The Wild Life, Meadowland, Where Poppies Grow, The Running Hare, The Secret Life of the Owl and most recently, The Wood- the life and times of Cockshutt Wood. He has twice won the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, for Meadowland and Where Poppies Grow, and was shortlisted for The Running Hare, which was also shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award and the Richard Jefferies Society Award. He writes a column on nature and farming for Country Life and was the 2016 BSME Magazine Columnist of the Year. He lives on the borders of England and Wales with his wife and two children.
"It is a pleasure to be in the company of a man who is so attuned
to his woody world ... He is good at sketching nature, fixing a
vivid image in the mind's eye of a reader ... Lewis-Stempel has
rightly won himself the reputation as being among our best nature
writers ... The Wood is an entertaining, illuminating, well-turned
read" -- Robbie Millen * The Times *
"John Lewis-Stempel is the hottest nature writer around." * Spectator *
"A heartfelt and evocative diary of a year among the trees...it's his observation of the natural world - the sight, the sound, the smell of it - that is so memorable. He has a distinctively brisk, muscular style of writing that has a poetic intensity and concision." * Guardian *
"Lyrical diary documenting a year in nature ... he's brilliant on birds and their habits." -- Helen Brown * Daily Mail *
"Another triumph. Natural, translucent, full of half-glimpsed depths....just like a wood itself." -- Philip Marsden